Los Angeles | Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
What Steven Soderbergh wants, Steven Soderbergh gets.
The prolific director has long wanted to see the 1960′s-era film “End of the Road” in a DVD format, and he has gotten his wish.
Warner Home Video released Terry Southern’s carefree “lost” movie on September 18th simply because Soderbergh felt it was an important movie that the masses needed to see.
“I thought then it needed to be seen,” Soderbergh said. “I have to give Warner Bros. props. The physical DVD market is not one that’s generating the revenue it used to. And for them to be putting this out is a big deal and a great thing. So I hope there are enough cinephiles out there who pick it up.”
In exchange for “End of the Road’s” release, Soderbergh agreed to shoot the 30-minute companion piece documentary “An Amazing Time: A Conversation About ‘End of the Road,’” to give it some marketplace currency.
He worked on the piece while shooting his 2011 thriller “Contagion.”